Youth Detention Center

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The logo "Youth Detention Center" overlays a collage of students and young people doing various activities.
What is _____?: 

What is Youth Detention Center?

The Slate Canyon Youth Detention is a juvenile center for local youth. We currently provide reading tutors, sports trainers, and life skills class teachers to youth, ages 13 to 18.  Our volunteers are role models and friends to the youth.  Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and must receive a background check after their first visit.


Come and inspire youth at the Youth Detention Center!



Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Jake Hickey

Executive Director

(801) 875-6260

Mon. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Matthew Johnson

(269) 838-6686 


Benjamin Wright

(801) 472-2356


Andrew Barton

(248) 252-3412

Tues. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Active Semesters

Fall   Winter   Spring  Summer


Time Commitment 

1 hour a week


How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?

Reading program: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Sports program: Currently under development.

Life skills class: Currently under development.


To volunteer at the Detention Center with us, please email and we will set up a training/orientation time that works with your schedule. Please do not come to the center if you have not been trained yet. 


Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with the children. 


We look forward to serving with you!





While talking to a young man in the detention center, I realized the impact our little service group was having on the lives of the kids. Not only were we friends and their mentors, but the BYU students seemed to be changed by the experience too. I love the Youth Detention Center!

-Matt Johnson (2017)